This is Karunatilaka's second novel. It is a work of satire, set in a Sri Lanka beset by civil war.
The 5,000-Year History of Writer’s Block
Since the earliest days of the written word, students and scholars have pleaded for help from higher powers, a sure sign that writing and frustration always have – and …
Kamila Shamsie’s ‘Best of Friends’ Is an Affecting Novel of Friendship, Power and Ethics
'Best of Friends', the latest novel from Women’s Prize-winner Kamila Shamsie, explores complexities of power and ethics within an enduring female friendship.
Book Review: How Colonial Racism Built and Maintains Unjust Global Order
Alexander Barder’s book Global Race War traces the moves and developments of a global racial order on a grand scale.
We’re Still Living in Don DeLillo’s White Noise
Published in 1985, Don DeLillo’s White Noise depicted an America blinded by consumerism. Ahead of Netflix’s adaptation of the novel, it’s worth revisiting DeLillo’s masterpiece, which remains one of …